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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 7, 2008 11:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Inaugural News - it's Dead related

Not sure if anyone saw this or posted about the same, but in any event [from]:

The Dead Reportedly In Line For Inauguration Gig, Phil and Friends "Comment" on Obama Victory

The Presidential inauguration of Barack Obama will take place in Washington on January 20. As we reported on Wednesday, Wilco likely will perform at an inaugural event in some fashion. In addition, a report in today's New York Daily News, suggests that the surviving members of the Grateful Dead may well be on hand as well. Accordingly to the Daily News Bob Weir has indicated,"We've been told to keep the date free."

Meanwhile, Phil Lesh and Friends returned to New York City's Nokia Theatre last evening. As Lesh has affirmed in his conversations with (including his recent interview with Mike Greenhaus), he often will structure his setlists around a particular theme or use the songs to tell a story. It would seem that he commented on Obama's victory during last night's show, the group's first since the election, which opened with "Help On The Way" and closed out with "Dancin' in the Street."

Phil and Friends are back at the Nokia this evening, while Bob Weir and RatDog's next gig is on Saturday at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Nov 10, 2008 8:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Inaugural News - it's Dead related

That's awesome news! I figured it might happen. I live in DC and remember seeing Ratdog play on a freezing cold January day in 1996.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 10, 2008 9:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Before the Inauguration - it's Dead related

As previously referenced, check out the Rex Foundation benefit show coming up in December (about 2 weeks before Phil, Bob and Jackie at the Civic):

The Rex Foundation's Silver Anniversary Event: Sweet Music Everywhere

On Saturday December 13, the Rex Foundation will celebrate its 25th Anniversary. The organization will host Sweet Music Everywhere, a concert that will take place at the Warfield Theater. Peter Rowan will perform in a number of settings, appearing in the Rowan Brothers, Crucial Reggae and the Peter Rowan Blue Grass Band. Other Confirmed artists include Panjea with Michael Kang, Jackie Greene, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and the Brass Mafia. Additional guests are pledged for the show and given the size of the venue as well as the Rex Foundation's origins as the Grateful Dead's official charity, it is certainly not out of the realm of possibilty that some members of the group will appear as well.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Oct 19, 2011 7:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Before the Inauguration - it's Dead related